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Reclaiming Childhood from Corporate Marketers

CCFC works for the rights of children to grow up—and the freedom for parents to raise them—without being undermined by commercial interests. We advocate for policies to protect children from harmful marketing and promote commercial-free time and space for kids. Learn more...

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Why Kids Need Commercial-Free

Why is advertising harmful to children? How do marketers target kids? Why is screen-free time essential to healthy development? How can we de-commercialize holiday celebrations and school book fairs? Find resources...

Take a Stand for Children

Our voices make a difference. Visit our Action Center to learn about CCFC’s current campaigns to stop the corporate takeover of childhood and how you can get involved. Take action!

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Take Action!

Pokemon STOP! Don't lure kids to sponsors' locations

We need your help to protect children from a wave of corporate marketing at the heart of the Pokemon GO craze.  Pokemon GO, produced by Niantic, Inc., is a location-based augmented reality game,... Act Now!

Don’t turn our National Parks into billboards

We need your help to stop an incursion of corporate marketing into a most unlikely place: our national parks.  A proposal currently being considered by the National Park Service will remove rules... Act Now!

Stop McTeacher's Nights Action Center

What are McTeacher’s Nights?  Events McDonald’s calls “McTeacher’s Nights” are part of a comprehensive marketing strategy McDonald’s has developed to target children wherever they... Act Now!

Breaking News

On October 21, CCFC , The Center for Digital Democracy, and Public Citizen filed a complaint with the FTC charging Google and its partners with targeting children with “influencer” videos on YouTube. The complaint documents how several marketing companies—Collab Creators, Wild Brain, Maker Studios, and AwesomenessTV—produce and distribute ads and other commercial material targeting children that masquerade as content on YouTube. Children have no idea the adorable “friends” their children like to watch unbox toys are really stealth marketers. Read More >

Screen Time Limits

The American Academy of Pediatrics has reaffirmed and strengthened its crucial stance that babies, toddlers, and preschoolers benefit from strict screen time limits. The new policy statement recommends that babies not use screens – with the reasonable exception of video chats with relatives – until at least­ the age of 18 months. The Academy clearly states screen time should be limited to one hour or less for children 2-5 years old, down from 1-2 hours per day in its previous statement. CCFC applauds the AAP for taking such an importance stance. Read More >